Clarksville, Tennessee. Full of history. This is Where I Live. For now. Next month, it will be a distant memory. These are some of the landmarks I’ll remember.
Customs House Museum – Built in 1898, it was designed as a Federal Post Office and Customs House. It’s now a general museum. And, it’s where I currently have a photo on display in a juried exhibition!
Poston Building – Built in 1842. Advertising on the side targeted boats traveling along the Cumberland River. You need a biscuit.
Roxy Theater – Built in 1913, the first movie theater in Clarksville. It now hosts live productions.
Wilma Rudolph – An Olympian (1956, 1960) and home town hero. The main fast food corridor of the city bears her name.
Vacation Motor Hotel – This classic sign is a landmark on the road leading from the Cumberland River to Fort Campbell.
The Leaf-Chronicle, “Time to Rebuild” – On January 22, 1999, a tornado destroyed much of downtown Clarksville. I will not miss the tornado watches!
Piggly Wiggly – Because when I moved here 5 years ago, I hadn’t seen one of these since Driving Miss Daisy.
Farewell from Clarksville. Next on the blog circle is my friend Stacey Carpenter at Pic & Papers.